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Tag Archives: arithmetic
Secret 3digit numbers
For the past two weeks, in my first grade math class, we had been playing with 3digit numbers. Many of the students in this class are the same ones that participated in the lessons described in the posts 3digit numbers … Continue reading
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Tagged 1st grade, 3digit numbers, 6 years old, arithmetic, arithmetic games, handson activity
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“Math you can play” – books with games
Games are an important part of the elementary school math curriculum that I develop and teach. Through different games students learn and reinforce a variety of skills, ranging from arithmetic to spacial reasoning to logic. In my classroom, I have … Continue reading
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Tagged arithmetic, arithmetic games, books, games, resources, review
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Counting crocodile legs
Katie, at nine years old, rarely asks me to give her math problems. She always has a lot on her mind and gets plenty of problems from school and other mathrelated activities (interesting problems do sometimes come up spontaneously in … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 4 years old, amusing conversation, arithmetic, word problems
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Drawing heads, tails, knees, and toes – useful?
Drawing a useful picture or diagram is an important problemsolving skill. From teaching different groups of elementary school children, I have noticed that some students are very reluctant to draw anything whereas others will draw elaborate pictures with lots of … Continue reading
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Tagged 1st grade, 6 years old, addition, arithmetic, books, drawing, problem solving
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Numicon – combining geometry and arithmetic
Translated from this post by Jane Kats. This year, we are actively using the Numicon tool in our classes. We have two sets like this one – and it’s plenty for a group of 12. (Translator’s note – here is … Continue reading
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Tagged arithmetic, arithmetic games, geometry of numbers, jane kats, manipulatives
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A number talk that turned into an investigation
It all started out with 12+12+12 a problem that was not particularly difficult for any of my 1st/2nd grade students. The students took turns suggesting strategies for doing this computation and I recorded them on the board (this was an … Continue reading
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Tagged 1st grade, 2nd grade, arithmetic, exploration, Main Line Classical Academy, number talk
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Games with the multiplication table
The following was translated from this post by Jane Kats. Translation and translator’s notes are by Yulia Shpilman. (Translator’s note: I taught a lesson inspired by this post to my math circle for 1st and 2nd graders on Sunday and … Continue reading
Arithmetic games – is that boring?
Translated from this post by Jane Kats. I very much subscribe to this philosophy when teaching math to kindergartners. As for the games mentioned, I love playing many of them throughout elementary school. In our math classes, we do a … Continue reading
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Tagged arithmetic, arithmetic games, banda umnikov, counting, games, jane kats, the brainy band
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Entertaining kindergartners with caterpillars, dots, and monsters
Below is a guest post by my sister, Yulia Shpilman. We had a particularly wonderful class with my Kindergarten Math Circle last week and I wanted to share a few of our activities, in case someone else wants to try … Continue reading
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Tagged arithmetic, Golden Key Russian School, guest post, Kindergarten, manipulatives, tiny polka dot
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Why not count on our fingers?
Translated from this post by Jane Kats. I would love to know the source of the very prevalent idea that counting on your fingers is bad. Our school is currently teaching counting and basic arithmetic using a ruler, i.e., a … Continue reading
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Tagged arithmetic, counting, jane kats, little kids, math with little kids
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